Footballer slumps, dies on pitch in Lagos

By Moses Omorogieva, Lagos.   An unidentified footballer slumped and died while playing on the Green Field Football Ground in the Lekki area of Lagos State.   The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Lagos State, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed…
NCoS confirms death of inmate in Kuje Custodial Centre

By Ibironke Ariyo, Abuja.   The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has confirmed the death of an inmate of Kuje Custodial Centre, after a protracted illness.   This is contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of FCT Command…
WHO confirms death of 3rd Ebola patient in DR Congo

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday confirmed the death of third Ebola patient in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the latest fatality in an outbreak first reported in April.   The first case was reported on April 23…
COVID-19: Nigeria records 1 death, 766 new infections

Nigeria on Saturday recorded 766 fresh COVID-19 infections and one death in 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).   In an update on its verified website on Sunday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said that the…
Suspected ritualist dies in police custody

A suspected ritualist, Alfa Tunde Olayiwola, who was in police custody in Akure over alleged possession of a human skull, slumped and died on Saturday, the police said on Sunday.   The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Olufunmilayo Odunlami,…
Court sentences 4 to death by hanging for armed robbery

An Ogun State High Court in Abeokuta on Friday sentenced four gang members to death by hanging for armed robbery.   Wasiu Akanbi, Olaleye Matthew, Adebayo Adetura and Micheal Adesanya had pleaded not guilty to the three counts of conspiracy, armed robbery…
Nigeria records 1 COVID-19 death, 110 new infections

Nigeria recorded one COVID-19 death on Sunday.   The country also recorded 110 new infections in 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on the same day.   The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) stated in its daily…
Buhari expresses sadness over Sen. Aluko’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of a former lawmaker, Sen. Gbenga Aluko, on Saturday.   This is contained in a condolence message issued by the president’s spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Sunday in Abuja.   Aluko,…